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Italy miss their cue

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2003, 23.30CET
Serbia-Montenegro 1-0 Italy A Dejan Milovanovic goal leaves the visitors still looking for the point they need.
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2003, 23.30CET

Italy miss their cue

Serbia-Montenegro 1-0 Italy A Dejan Milovanovic goal leaves the visitors still looking for the point they need.

Serbia and Montenegro's Under-21s ended Italy's unbeaten record in Group 9 to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

Milovanovic strike
FK Crvena Zvezda midfield player Dejan Milovanovic scored the only goal of the game after 29 minutes, sending a free-kick into the right-hand corner of the net. It was a virtual replica of the free-kick he scored against Wales in August.

One game to go
The result meant that the Italians failed to collect the point they needed to secure top place in the section. With one game to go, they hold a two-point advantage over Serbia and Montenegro, who end their qualifying campaign with an away game against Wales on 10 October. Italy take on the group's bottom side, Azerbaijan, the same night.

Deserved lead
Milovanovic's goal came after a bright start by Serbia and Montenegro whose strikers Danko Lazovic and Andrija Delibasic had already missed chances. Italy took the initiative in the second period as the home side sat back and goalkeeper Vladimir Disljenkovic did well to keep out headers from Matteo Brighi and Gaetano D'Agostino.

Two red cards
Both sides finished the match with ten men after the sending-off in the dying minutes of both Serbia and Montenegro's Nikola Mijailovic and Italy's Marco Amelia. Mijailovic collected a second yellow card after fouling D'Agostino while Amelia saw red for pushing Mijailovic as the player was walking off.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.54CET

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Lineups

Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia and Montenegro

Italy

Italy

1
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
1
AmeliaMarco Amelia (GK)
Red Card88
2
StančićDragan Stančić
2
ZaccardoCristian Zaccardo
3
MijailovićNikola Mijailović
Red/Yellow Card87
3
MorettiEmiliano Moretti
4
NovakovićMitar Novaković
Substitution80
4
CannavaroPaolo Cannavaro
Substitution86
5
JokićDjordje Jokić
5
BoneraDaniele Bonera
6
BašaMarko Baša
6
De RossiDaniele De Rossi
Yellow Card68
7
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution69
7
PinziGiampiero Pinzi
Yellow Card47
Substitution49
8
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
Goal29
8
BrighiMatteo Brighi (C)
Yellow Card39
9
DelibašićAndrija Delibašić
9
GilardinoAlberto Gilardino
10
MarkovićMarjan Marković (C)
10
D'AgostinoGaetano D'Agostino
Substitution85
11
MatićIgor Matić
Substitution55
11
BorrielloMarco Borriello

Substitutes

12
BogunovicDejan Bogunovic (GK)
12
PegoloGianluca Pegolo (GK)
13
PekovićMitar Peković
Substitution55
13
LanzaroMaurizio Lanzaro
Substitution86
14
PetrovicBranimir Petrovic
14
PasqualeGiovanni Pasquale
15
KrasićMiloš Krasić
15
Dalla BonaSamuele Dalla Bona
16
CilinšekSaša Cilinšek
Substitution80
16
DonatiMassimo Donati
Substitution85
17
NeziriBojan Neziri
17
PalomboAngelo Palombo
18
DjalovićRadomir Djalović
Substitution69
18
GasbarroniAndrea Gasbarroni
Substitution49

Coach

Vladimir Petrović (SRB) Claudio Gentile (ITA)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Einar Gudmundsson (ISL), Gunnar Gylfason (ISL)

Fourth official

Gisli Johannsson (ISL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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